#20 - Luke's Rich and Modern Bath

Name: Luke
Location: Chicago
Type: 2 bedroom highrise condo, owned

Why I use color: I use color to get attention, create a space, and to enhance objects in a room. The use of color really makes objects visually pop. Color can also separate/unify by balancing the positive and negative space in a room or around an object.
For this bathroom, I wanted make the natural wood cabinets stand out by using a chocolate brown color. The brown really makes the white in the bathroom POP.

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2 good color tips:

1. If at first you don’t succeed (with the right color),try and try again.

2. Test the color with the lighting you are going to use. That makes a big difference.

2 good color resources:

1. magazines, advertisements

2. look closely at everyday objects

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